Arthouse Festival of Beverly Hills, an IMDB qualifying festival, is a bi-monthly competitive Film Festival dedicated to short films. We accept all types of short films and offer awards for Best Us Film, Best Intl Film, Best male and female director, among others. We also accept all kinds of genre films, including Horror, Action, Crime, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, War and Western from all around the world. The festival has a seasonal structure, first, our programmes select the official selection of the festival, then the judges will privately review the selected films, and subsequently, they will announce the winners. The winner's projects will then have the option to be streamed online.

What are we looking for?
Any genre of short films from all around the world.
We are opened, to shorts films and screenplays.

Who's gonna win the prize?
-A selected jury will assign the prizes
-We will have a digital award available for the winners. If you like to have a trophy, you can order your customized one.

Best Us Short
Best Intl Short
Best Producer
Best Male Director
Best Female Director
Best Short Script
Best Short Cinematography
Best Short Score
Best Short Composer
Best Short Editing
Best Women's Issue Film
Best Social Justice Film
Best Horror Short
Best Action Short
Best Crime Short
Best Fantasy Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Romance Short
Best Science Fiction Short
Best Sport Short
Best Thriller Short
Best War Short
Best Western Short
Best Covid Short
Best Horror Comedy Short
Best Zombie Short
Best Animated Short
Best Experimental Short
Scariest Short Film
Best Trailer
Best Poster

- Any work with a length shorter than 45 minutes
- Short Screenplay no more than 15 pages
- Covid Short, any work with a length shorter than 20 minutes, shot during the quarantine.
- The Work must be produced after January 2015
- If not in English, all the submission MUST BE subtitled in English
- You can submit any number of works as long as all the rules are respected
- We only accept submission via FilmFreeway

Other important things to know:
- Programming decisions are made by the festival directors and our selection committee. If accepted, we will notify filmmakers by email
- Selections will be notified by email
- Entry fees are non-refundable
- Participants agree that clips and images from their film may be used for any promotional purposes on the Film Festival social media
-By submitting the film, participants confirm that they hold the rights, or permission to use, all aspects of the submitted film.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you New Arthouse Festival of Beverly Hills for choosing to include “For Love of the Land” in your festival. Great Festival! My short Documentary “For Love of the Land” was a semi-finalist. It's a real honor for me, my crew, and all involved. My gratitude to the Jury and I would recommend Arthouse Festival of Beverly Hills to all filmmakers.

    May 2022
  • Lee Squire

    I'm over the moon about being accepted by The Fantastic Indie Festival of Los Angeles. This was my very first award season. The website and set up rules for submissions made the whole process an enjoyable experience. Best of Luck to all of you!!!

    Lee Squire

    February 2021
  • Veronica Narang

    Such a pleasure to be a part of the festival this year. I am thrilled to have received the Best Female Director award for Disappear. Thank you, all the best!

    April 2022
  • Mike Trash

    BOth projects were reviewed in and winners in their categories!!

    April 2022
  • Jermaine Foster

    Thank you Arthouse Festival of Beverly Hills for selecting Cawdor Street Thanes as a Semi Finalist it was a true honor to be part of your amazing festival.

    April 2022